Exercise ‘Desert Cyclone'

News Excerpt:

The UAE Land Forces contingent comprising 45 personnel arrived in India to participate in the 1st edition of the India - UAE Joint Military Exercise ‘DESERT CYCLONE’.

About the exercise:

  • The Exercise is scheduled to be conducted in Mahajan, Rajasthan from 2nd to 15th January 2024
  • The UAE contingent is being represented by troops from the Zayed First Brigade. 
    • The Indian Army contingent is being represented mainly by a Battalion from the Mechanised Infantry Regiment.
  • The aim of the Exercise is to enhance interoperability in Sub-conventional Operations, including Fighting in Built-Up Areas (FIBUA) in desert/semi-desert terrain under the United Nations Charter on Peacekeeping Operations.
  • It will enhance cooperation and interoperability between both sides during peacekeeping operations.
  • Drills planned to be rehearsed during Exercise ‘DESERT CYCLONE’ include establishing a Joint Surveillance Centre, Cordon and Search Operation, Domination of Built-Up Area and Heliborne Operations.

Other exercises between India and UAE:

  • Exercise Desert Eagle:
    • Desert Eagle is a bilateral exercise between the Indian Air Force and United Arab Emirates Air Force (UAE AF).
  • Exercise Gulf Star:
    • It is a bilateral exercise between the Indian and UAE navies.

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